Sterling Karat Gold: Novel

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Sterling Karat Gold is Kafka’s The Trial written for the era of gaslighting – a surreal inquiry into the real effects of state violence on gender-nonconforming, working-class and black bodies.

Sterling is arrested one morning without having done anything wrong. Plunged into a terrifying and nonsensical world, Sterling – with the help of their three best friends – must defy bullfighters, football players and time-travelling spaceships in order to exonerate themselves and to hold the powers that be to account.

Following the Goldsmiths Prize-nominated We Are Made of Diamond Stuff, Isabel Waidner’s latest novel proposes community, inventiveness and the stubborn refusal to lie low as antidotes against marginalisation and towards better futures.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPeninsula Press
Number of pages250
ISBN (Print)ISBN-13: 9781913512040
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2021

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